Borsec is situated in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, and is one of the most renown curative spas in the subalpine, windless, peat-rich county of Harghita. It is listed in the register of historical monuments.
Bottling of Borsec commenced over two hundred years ago; since modernization in 1992, the facility outputs two million liters per month of its legendary "Regina Apelor Minerale SA Borsec" (Mineral Water Queen Borsec).
The curative properties of the water were already known in the 1600s, and for centuries it was transported by carts in wooden casks to be served in the Royal Court in Vienna. It was Emperor Franz Josef who awarded Borsec with the exclusivist title the "Queen of Mineral Waters."
The pH, although slightly acidic, is near enough to neutral to distinguish Borsec from other naturally carbonated waters whose carbonic acid origin tends to create much lower final pH levels in the harvested water.
The Calcium is massive at over 360 milligrams per liter. Magnesium and Bicarbonate are robust. However, the Sodium level is very low for a high mineral water.
Traditionally, Borsec has been indicated for circulatory disease, anaemia, disease of the endocrine glands, nervous disease, rickets, renal disease, diabetes, and even for obesity, in addition to its wonderful and most popular use today as a super-healthy drinking water.
Borsec was awarded a GOLD medal at 2004 Berkely Springs, WV USA International Water Tasting event, for carbonated waters.
(Adapted from Acuamaestro
The fame of the mineral waters of Borsec dates back to the 16th century. Documents from this epoch prove that the mineral water from Borsec was transported by carts in wooden casks to the royal courts in the year 1594.
Owing to the curative effect and empirical experience the mineral waters from Borsec were bottled in sealed pitchers which were then put into sacks and were transported on horseback to Transylvania, Moldavia, Wallachia and Hungary beginning in the 18th century.
(Adapted from Fine Waters)
Gary I, Glendale, USA
Being curious I ordered a naturally carbonated mineral water, Borsec, from Harghita County, Romania which won a gold medal & proclaimed "The Queen of Mineral Waters" in the International Fair Vienna 1873. The carbonation is very light unlike Perrier which may now be artificially infused with carbon dioxide since it is so extremely fizzy. There is a light saltiness along with a trace of calcium for bones & potassium for preventing muscle cramps. Borsec became the default chaser to the Sapporo beer. 1.5 liters at $2.80 was a deal for the Queen.